You are largely correct. In this area, at least a mess of garbage known as "Pawn 1" has taken over an run any independent folk out of business. The children who run them know nothing of pricing. I went in one day with the misconception that I might buy a P'nS I quickly learned:
The kid really did not want to get anything out from the display case to show me
The reason they are on display with nothing else, boxes, etc, is because they COME with nothing else.
The shop wants horrendously high prices for them
I'm really unhappy with Goodwill. For quite some time, they "take in" all their computers, sort through them, and re--distribute a few to some stores. This means we get the riff-raff. Worse, here lately, the have been installling a copy of Linux on the hard drives, but that is not the BAD part ---Goodwill has been REMOVING the factory Microshaft license -- which came with the machine, and means that there is now no way to economically re-install Winhozed.
'Bout the only thing I've bought from Goodwill in the last year is a few videos, and now they've decided not to waste time keeping the shelves in order, meaning it's a free-for-all sorting through the disarray.
I think "we" are finally done, here!!!